Calico cat and deaf pit bull looking for homes

(Posted March 1, 2021)

The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County. If you are interested in adopting a pet, fill out an application online at or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368.



This cute boy has a sweet pitty smile and gives even sweet pitty kisses. Just give him a few minutes to explore, then he’s ready for love. Frito is deaf, but he doesn’t let that hold him back. He’s a smart boy and is quickly learning hand signals without being distracted by outside noises.

Frito hasn’t shown a lot of interest in toys, with the exception of puzzle toys with treats inside; he sniffs them out. Frito’s favorite pastime is snuggling with people. His reaction to other dogs has been hot and cold, so he will thrive best as an only dog, His interaction with cats is a little too enthusiastic for most felines. This boy likes to keep his kennel clean with no accidents; he always waits until he can make it outside to potty.

Frito is a Kentucky boy, having transferred from a shelter there. He has an estimated birthdate of Feb. 3, 2017, and weighs about 50 pounds. He has been at the shelter since Feb. 3. Don’t skip out on this handsome hunk of love.

Adoption fees for dogs are as follows:  shelter dogs, $150; prison dogs, $200; puppies, $250; popular pure-breeds, $400. Fees includes a Home Again microchip, shots, deworming, heartworm testing (if old enough), spay or neuter, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). All dogs that are adopted must leave with a county license at an additional cost of $17. The license fee is cash only. Adoption fees can be paid by credit card or cash.



Mags is a long-haired, diluted calico with an estimated birthdate of July 24, 2018. Mags has learned that she can trust people to be kind and gentle with her. She is still a quiet kitty, but once she gets comfortable and sits in your lap, her little purr motor fires up. She enjoys many chin and ear scratches.

She has gotten along well with the other cats at her foster home and mostly ignores the two big dogs there. Mags needs a patient person who is okay with giving her a little bit of time to get acquainted and feel safe. That person will be rewarded with a beautiful kitty who will love them forever.

Adoption fees are $80 for kittens up to 6 months old and $60 for cats 7 months and older. The fee includes a FeLV/FIV test, spay or neuter, shots, deworming, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). Fees can be paid by cash or credit card.

Humane Society Info

The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) remains closed to the public. HSMC continues to accept applications for its adoptable pets, schedule meet-and-greets for adopters, and schedule appointments when possible for the public.

To request an appointment, send email to, call (614) 879-8368 or visit HSMC on Facebook.

Shelter visitors are asked to wear a mask at all times.

The Humane Society is located at 2020 Plain City Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson, The shelter appreciates donations of supplies. For a list of items, call (614) 879-8368.

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